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Merchants of Grain.
Merchants of Grain:
The Power and Profits of the Five Giant Companies at the Center of the World's Food Supply
California commerce, ships, shipping lines.
Dan Morgan
Details how a handful of families have controlled the worlds grain trade for centuries. A great piece for families that till the soil, but one that is even more important to the people who live in the city; and have no idea of the power and control that these families wield.
From Captain John R. Sutton: "I am a captain on Mississippi River towboats. I have pushed millions of tons of grain down the Mississippi River for years. But I never really understood the gobal impact of the world's grain company's until I read this book."

Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast.Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast.

Shipwrecks of the Pacific CoastSea Classics.
James A. Gibbs

The Graveyard of the Pacific.Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast.

Graveyard of the Pacific
The Shipwreck Stories from the Depths of History

(Heritage House)

Anthony Dalton

Pacific Coast Shipwrecks.Sea Classics.
The Unforgiving Coast: Maritime Disasters of the Pacific Northwest
Sea Classics.
David Grover

Breverton's Nautical Curiosities.
Breverton's Nautical Curiosities:
A Book of the Sea
Ships, Shipping, Migration, World Seaports.
Terry Breverton

The Clipper Ship Era
An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders, and Crews, 1843-1869
The Clipper Ship Era.
Arthur Hamilton Clark

Flying Cloud.
Flying Cloud
The True Story of America's Most Famous Clipper Ship and the Woman who Guided Her
Clipper Ship Flying Cloud.
David W. Shaw
Through a study of a record-breaking 89-day voyage from New York to San Francisco, the author recreates life aboard a 19th-century clipper ship. He tells of the role of the ship's navigator, Eleanor Creesy -- who was married to the captain and who helped chart a safe voyage through dangerous seas. Much of this book is based on primary source material: diaries, letters, and ship's logs.

Jews in World Seaports 1500s to 1900s.Sea Classics.

Port Jews

Jewish Communities in Cosmopolitan Maritime Trading Centres, 1550-1950
(Parkes-Wiener Series on
Jewish Studies)
Jewish Communities in Maritime Trading Centers.
David Cesarani, Editor

Kindly

Coming to America.
Coming to America:
A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
First Immigrants to America.
Roger Daniels

Ships arriving at the Port of San Francisco


Arrivals 1850

Please note: Generally, these merchant ship arrivals are included to give an idea of the volume and type of goods into early San Francisco. If you had the money during the 1800s, you could have anything your heart desired. Listings are by no means complete; names of passengers on these vessels are often unavailable.
Click here for lists of passengers arriving on passenger ships.

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Reprints available.
Birds Eye of the Village of San Francisco
M & N Hanhart Chromo Lithograph Co

M. & N. Hanhart was a London lithographic publishing house founded by Michael Hanhart (1788 1865) and Nicholas Hanhart. The firm's heyday is considered to have been between 1839 and 1882. They published a wide range of material including book illustrations and lithographic sheet music covers. Their best work was in the field of large chromolithographs. Hanhart used a complex layering of tint stones, to produce work unique in colouration and tonal values.

FEBRUARY

Vessels Advertised February 27, 1850, Daily Alta California.

Daily Alta California, February 6, 1850

HOUSES TO ARRIVE per ships Hamilton and Carthage, and for sale by the subscribers as follows: six beautiful two story houses, three of cottage form and three square, finished in a very superior manner, with marble mantles, mahogany hand-rail, with bricks, mortar, paint, etc.; size 34x34 feet: four houses 32x29 feet; four do 36x26 feet; twenty do 20x20; eight do 28x16; four do, size; in all 46 houses. These buildings have been got up with great care, and all the materials are of excellent quality. The undersigned are prepared to make contracts to put up the whole or any portion of the above. Plans can be seen, and further particulars obtained by application to EVERETT & Co., iron store, foot Sacramento st.

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July 1, 1850, Daily Alta California

Merchandise for sale. Daily Alta California, July 1, 1850.

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Along the San Francisco Waterfront in the 1800s.
Along the Waterfront, San Francisco, California

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Goods for sale in the Port of San Francisco November 1850.
From the Daly Alta California, November 22, 1850

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Packet ships.
The Packet Josephine
Poster, 1849
The Golden Gate.
Sunset on the Golden Gate
San Francisco, California